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Essays on Conrad
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ISBN: 1107119944 0511013744 1280159065 0511118546 0511155905 0511325339 0511485344 0511049994 9780511013744 9780511118548 9780521783873 0521783879 9780521780070 0521780071 9780511485343 9780511049996 9780511155901 9781107119949 9781280159060 9780511325335 Year: 2000 Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press,

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Ian Watt (1917-1999) has long been acknowledged as one of the finest of post-War literary critics. Essays on Conrad is a collection of Watt's most characteristic essays on the work of Joseph Conrad, together with his moving account of his experiences as a prisoner of war on the River Kwai.


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Myths of modern individualism : Faust, Don Quixote, Don Juan, Robinson Crusoe
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ISBN: 0511549237 Year: 1996 Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press,

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In their original versions, the ultimate fates of Faust, Don Quixote, and Don Juan reflect the anti-individualism of their time: Faust and Don Juan are punished in hellfire, and Don Quixote is mocked. The three represent the positive drive of individualism, which brings down on itself repression by social disapproval. A century later, Defoe's Robinson Crusoe embodies a more favorable consideration of the individual, but only if one refuses to take seriously Defoe's statement that Crusoe's isolation is punishment for disobeying his father. In this volume, Ian Watt examines these four myths of the modern world, all created in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, as distinctive products of a historically new society. He shows how the original versions of Faust (1587), Don Quixote (1605), and Don Juan (ca. 1620) presented unflattering portrayals of the three, whereas the Romantic period two centuries later re-created them as admirable and even heroic. Robinson Crusoe (1719) is seen as representative of the new religious, economic, and social attitudes. The four figures reveal the problems of individualism in the modern period: solitude, narcissism, and the claims of the self versus the claims of society. None of them marries or has lasting relations with women; rather, each has as his closest friend a male servant. Mephistopheles, Sancho Panza, Catalinon, and Friday are devoted till the end and happy in their subordinate role - the perfect personal servant. This suggests the self-centeredness of the four figures. Each pursues his own view of what he should be, raising strong questions about his character as a hero and also about the society whose ideals he reflects.

Joseph Conrad : Nostromo
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ISBN: 0521328217 0521313651 Year: 1988 Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge university press,


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Conrad in the nineteenth century
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ISBN: 0701124318 Year: 1980 Publisher: London Chatto and Windus

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Conrad : The secret agent : a casebook
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ISBN: 0333042689 Year: 1973 Publisher: London Macmillan


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The British novel : Scott through Hardy
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ISBN: 0882955330 Year: 1973 Publisher: Northbrook AHM

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Myths of modern individualism : Faust, Don Quixote, Don Juan, Robinson Crusoe
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ISBN: 0521585643 Year: 1997 Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University press


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The Victorian novel : modern essays in criticism
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Year: 1971 Publisher: London Oxford university

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The rise of the novel : studies in Defoe, Richardson and Fielding
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Year: 1967 Publisher: London Chatto and Windus

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